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Research interests

Kamaljit Sangha works as an Ecological Economist at the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research. She has developed skills and knowledge in the trans-disciplinary area of Ecological Economics over the last 15-20 years. Her main research interests include:

1. Understanding and highlighting the role of natural systems for human wellbeing (particularly, Indigenous and local communities)

2. Valuing ecosystems for their services (ES) to inform policy decision making

3. Natural resource management by integrating socio-economic and ecological perspectives

4. Understanding the role of 'country' for Indigenous wellbeing through evaluating marketable (tangible) and non-marketable (intangible) benefits 

Education/Academic qualification

Central Queensland University, Qld


External positions

Part-time Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Qld


Lecturer, James Cook University


Natural Resource Economist, James Cook University


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Research Output 2000 2019

Challenges for prescribed fire management in Australia's fire-prone rangelands-the example of the Northern Territory

Russell-Smith, J., Edwards, A. C., Sangha, K. K., Yates, C. P. & Gardener, M. R., 27 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Wildland Fire. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Northern Territory
fire management
prescribed burning

An ecosystem services framework to evaluate indigenous and local peoples’ connections with nature

Sangha, K. K., Preece, L., Villarreal-Rosas, J., Kegamba, J. J., Paudyal, K., Warmenhoven, T. & RamaKrishnan, P. S., 1 Jun 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 31, Part A, p. 111-125 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
natural resource
Policy Making

Australia's north, Australia's future: A vision and strategies for sustainable economic, ecological and social prosperity in northern Australia

Chambers, I., Russell-Smith, J., Costanza, R., Cribb, J., Kerins, S., George, M., James, G., Pedersen, H., Lane, P., Christopherson, P., Ansell, J. & Sangha, K., 1 Sep 2018, In : Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies. 5, 3, p. 615-640 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
energy production

Emerging opportunities for developing a diversified land sector economy in Australia's northern savannas

Russell-Smith, J. & Sangha, K. K., 8 Jun 2018, In : Rangeland Journal. 40, 4, p. 315-330 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
greenhouse gas emissions
beef cattle

Evaluating Resilience in Two Remote Australian Communities

Morley, P., Russell-Smith, J., Sangha, K. K., Sutton, S. & Sithole, B., 1 Jan 2018, In : Procedia Engineering. 212, p. 1257-1264 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access